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Japan in Miniature : Gift of Inro, Ojime und Netsuke - Heinz Kress

Japan in Miniature

Gift of Inro, Ojime und Netsuke

By: Heinz Kress (Editor), Else Kress (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2019
ISBN: 9783777431437
Number Of Pages: 240

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The private collection of 80 inr?, ojime and netsuke presented here was donated to the Museum for Lacquer Art in 2017. The wealth of objects reproduces plants and animals with symbolic significance, literary subjects, historical scenes and famous landscape scenarios – and thus presents an image of Japan in miniature.

An inr?, meaning “seal container” in English, is a small, flat stackable box which a Japanese man in a kimono could carry on the silk belt slung around his hips. This gem was invented in the late sixteenth century, and before long numerous workshops were specialised in its production. The donation of a private collector to the Museum for Lacquer Art includes 80 inr? with a variety of decorative techniques and shows a wide range of artistically designed motifs. This new acquisition of astounding quality and diversity has been knowledgeably compiled in this inventory catalogue by Heinz and Else Kress.

About the Authors

Heinz and Elsa Kress are avid collectors and have studied and documented more than 15,000 inro. They own the largest library on lacquer work in the world.

ISBN: 9783777431437
ISBN-10: 3777431435
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2019
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 30.48 x 24.13  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.61

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